18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
London

3
days
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). There's more to do: take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip website .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
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Trinity Beach

1
day
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

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Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
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Kuniya Walk

5
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and Half Moon Bay. Head to Melbourne Central and Readings Book Shopfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stop by The Australian Natural Soap, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Bourke Street Mall.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
days
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Newport Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
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Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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